Tour de France Stage 5: 50 mph finish sprint!

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Thursday, July 12, 2007
By Yokota Fritz

Stage 5: Chablis to Autun. It was another exiting day on the Tour de France as the sprint to the finish line hit almost 50 mph / 79 kph! Italy's Filippo Pozzato of Liquigas pushed his way passed Millar, Hincapie, Zabel, Bennati, Freire and others to win Stage 5.

Yellow Jersey Fabian Cancellara was chasing a Disovery Team rider toward the end of the stage when they both missed a turn and ended up in the grass. Though they stayed upright, Cancellara lost valuable seconds but, surprisingly, he still holds the Yellow Jersey at the end of the Stage.

Several crashes in the stage resulted in numerous cyclists going down, including today's favorite Alexandre Vinokourov.

The 2007 Tour de France is like watching a college football game. We're missing a lot of the big names from the past, but we have some talented and strong newcomers mixing it up with the veterans and really shaking things up. Click here for live streaming video options for the Tour de France. Elsewhere: Don't forget the various rich media updates that are available on the Internet: TdF Stage 5 results:
1 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas
2 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank
3 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital
4 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile
5 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram
6 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel
7 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis
8 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner
9 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quickstep-Innergetic
10 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom


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